04.23.2017 | 27 Nisan, 5777
Syrian media reports three killed in Israeli air strike
Settlers and Palestinians clash in West Bank
Peace Now: New West Bank outpost built in last two weeks
IDF strikes targets in Syria after projectile lands in Israel's Golan
Ukrainian PM to visit Israel as anger over anti-settlement UN resolution subsides
Shatilov snags another bronze medal at Euros
Without top stars, Israelis fail to medal in Poland
Maccabi Tel Aviv brass still debating coaching direction
Success for Likud in new Channel 2 poll; Yesh Atid loses support
Israeli minister, MK spar over meeting with terror-convicted PA official
Liberman: Crucial to place more pressure and sanctions on Iran
Beloved nightingale of Soviet Jewry has been silenced
Woman of Valor
Amos Oz, David Grossman shortlisted for Man Booker Prize
Grapevine: Stars and Stripes where are you?
Beersheba extends lead on Maccabi Tel Aviv
Doctors’ journey to the 21st century
Health Scan: How stress controls hemoglobin levels in blood
Israeli firm, US Department of Defense to fight infectious disease together
Stockholm-Eilat flights to restart in winter
Child injuries from ‘innocent-looking’ hoverboards are increasing
Tower for promoting applied medical research to be built
Two million head to the outdoors this Passover holiday
Kinneret’s deceptive depths a new danger to swimmers
Nahariya beach opens after 6-year asbestos cleanup
Israeli start-up extracting water from air, around the world
Letters to the Editor: Stronger words
Samantha Power-less is rendered speechless
Barghouti is a convicted murderer. Nothing more
Re-crafting the Israeli digital narrative
Lost evidence of Armenian Genocide discovered in Jerusalem archive
UN employee resigns amid allegations he was elected to Hamas leadership
Trump greets Egyptian-American freed from Egyptian detention
Russia complains to US over exclusion from Syria chemical probe
Trump says Iran violating ‘spirit’ of nuclear deal
Tillerson: An 'unchecked Iran' could follow same path as North Korea
Trump administration certifies Iran compliant with nuclear deal
Iran's Rouhani to run for second term as president
Egypt says air strikes kill ISIS leaders in Sinai
Islamic State seeking alliance with al Qaida, Iraqi vice president says
US-backed forces launch new attacks on Islamic State in Syria
ISIS crimes scarred Iraqi history and landscape
NY assemblyman slams 'radical' Sarsour speaking at CUNY
Russian chief rabbi: France’s Jews should leave if Le Pen wins election
Israeli-French voters expected to overwhelmingly support Fillon
US Jewish org criticizes Pope Francis for reference to concentration camps
Families of Holocaust victims and survivors reunited thanks to MDA tracing unit
Global ticket marketplace acquires Israeli software start-up in $56m. deal
Israeli tech prevents ads from funding terror websites
Larry King: Trump presidency highlights his lack of experience
Public disapproves of Ivanka and Jared's White House roles
North Korea says 'don't mess with us' as US plans next move
West Wing New Yorkers take on Bannon
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 23, 2017
The Travel Adviser: The East, the Far East and nothing but the East
As the temperatures climb, Israelis across the country flock to the beach
Leaders in the making
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Dry Bones Cartoon - April 19, 2017
The definitive ranking of Ben & Jerry's Kosher for Passover flavors
See why the internet is kvelling over Jenna Jameson's new baby girl
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
Approaching Holocaust Remembrance Day
A country in denial
Seattle to Hebron
Sustainability in regrowing supermarket plants
Manning the Art
Life from the ashes
Shining a light on the Jerusalem Art scene
Bread of independence
Family hiking in spring
The art of handmade paper
Rocking in Ramallah
לְזֵכֶר רָאוּל וָלֶנְבֵּרְג
מדוֹאַר יִשְׂרָאֵל לְחֶבְרַת Gett
זְהִירוּת! סִיגַרְיָה מְסוּכֶּנֶת
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Pope Francis likens migrant holding centers to 'concentration camps'
Watch: Christians celebrate Easter in the Holy Land
Green Horizons’ Desert Wilderness Survival Program
Eurovision 2017 contestants plant trees in Israel
On the Galilee, its Environment and its Heritage
Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day 2017
KOSHER IN CUZCO
Radical Islamic immigration strategy
The Oscars and Hollywood's hypocrisy; Dear Hollywood, If You Want To Help Women, You Must Strictly And Unapologetically Defend The Values That Have Allowed Women To Thrive.
The New Israel Fund's Law of Return
The US Attorney General reportedly hid his contact with Russia's ambassador, and is now being called on to resign amid the controversy following the revelation of this information on Wednesday.
Former Attorney General Sally Yates said the immigration order was not "consistent with [the Justice Department]'s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right."
By DANIELLE ZIRI
What happened Wednesday was not the passage of the bill into law, but the killing of the bill; no Palestinian lost any land Wednesday, and no settler came any closer to keeping any.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Peri pointed to the economic destitution in Gaza as a key reason Hamas does not want to enter into another conflict with Israel.
By ROSIE PERPER
Badir explains that city, with 22,000 residents, only received municipality property taxes from around 50% of them; today, that number is at 83%.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
A 2014 report found that two-thirds of government payments to suppliers were late.
By NIV ELIS
With a little help from friends, Jerusalem
is tackling some of its most pressing
By ORRI J. AVRAHAM
In a first-ever visit to Hebron, foreign parliamentarians stand strong with the Jewish state.
By ANAV SILVERMAN
One year after our report on the disastrous state of the Israel Postal Company, ‘In Jerusalem’ reinvestigates.
By BERNARD ELLOUK
Each year, the public is treated to the spectacle of the city reaching out to the national government to help it settle its budget woes.
By GLENN YAGO,JACOB UDELL
... and is the government to blame?
By ORIT ARFA
Public job offerings were designed to avoid nepotism in hiring and to increase the quality of public servants in long-term ministry non-political positions.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Israel’s security agencies have sweeping surveillance powers, but are subjected to few checks and balances.
By YUVAL SHANY
Citizens must lead the way in the battle against political corruption.
By MORDECHAI KREMNITZER
Coalition chairman David Bitan said the deadline for reaching an agreement is next Wednesday.
By GIL HOFFMAN,UDI SHAHAM
Comptroller says value of land, transferred between ’91-’92, could be in the billions.
The law’s final version reflects a number of compromises made to address privacy concerns that have made it the center point of a grand battle for years.
Kahlon: "When I saw the elder abuse report, I imagined they were beating my mother"
By UDI SHAHAM,JUDY SIEGEL
Donald Trump is looking more and more like a godsend to the Jewish right and a disaster
for those on the left. But this may be a case of "be careful what you wish for, lest it come true."
By ELLIOT JAGER
The bill would empower courts to order social media providers to remove content which is, in itself, criminal and constitutes a danger to personal, public or state security.
The findings indicated that there are significant gaps between the periphery and the center of the country with regards to the number of people registered with welfare departments.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
"We also need to be able to govern," prime minister tells cabinet.
His own family has also been under fire this month. While Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, has been targeted by the media for two decades, this month their son, Yair, was put on a public stage.
“The idea was developed about three years ago, and about one year ago, the association was registered with the goal of holding our first convention on Dec. 1."
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Miriam Eshkol served in the Palmah, on convoys to the besieged Jerusalem, and in the War of Independence, in the artillery.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Johnston is the first Canadian governor-general to come to Israel
Netanyahu will convene the heads of the six parties in his coalition to discuss a bill that would close down the IBC, which is set to replace the current Israel Broadcasting Authority.
Labor MK Rosenthal: It would be bad for the party and bad for the country.
For investors willing to wade into a market in the middle of a dramatic overhaul, there is a rare opportunity to snatch up companies, from insurers to oil refineries, at bargain prices.
Israel is Quarrey’s first ambassadorial posting.
Lapid decried, however, a political system which he said does not deal with national problems at hand, citing the combustible ammonia tank in Haifa and the recent transportation debacle as examples.
By JEREMY SHARON
According to the OECD, Israel has the second lowest suicide rate, and is trying to lower that rate even further.
By JUDY SIEGEL
"The move will improve the quality of the services received by citizens and remove barriers that prevent other businesses from integrating into areas that today are monopolistic."
PMO accuses Transportation Minister Katz of "deliberating attempting to create an unnecessary crisis with the ultra-Orthodox to destabilize the government."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Overcrowding in classes, socioeconomic and sectorial gaps, poor student performance – these are only a few of the many problems facing the education system.
Barak also spoke of the expected deal between Israel and the United States and said Netanyahu's behavior during the negotiations brought severe damage upon Israel.
Uzi Arad tells FADC that long-term planning is “non-existent” in government.
By LAHAV HARKOV
“The Jerusalem Municipality calls on the national government to adhere to the decision that stipulates that all government units must be headquartered exclusively in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel
Netanyahu faced an extremely antagonistic media in his first term as prime minister, and it is possible he never recovered from it.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will take on the Economy Ministry but will not get the labor and employment section.
Labor's Margalit to propose plan he worked on with Lebanese and Libyans.
If a site does not remove the incitement within 48 hours, it will be fined NIS 300,000 per post.
Hebron region cordoned off, all relatives of attackers to be investigated; Liberman, Bennett Face off in security cabinet meeting.
By HERB KEINON
Likud sources charged that Katz was advancing the proposals because he is angry that Netanyahu has not transferred to his ministry key departments and authorities.
Sources close to Katz denied that he has any vendetta against the prime minister.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take the package with him next week on his visit to the continent.
According to the explanation in the resolution, the worsening security situation had an influence on life in the settlements in a number of areas.
Finance minister: I hope the Labor Party will join us
Zionist Union leader calls on Kulanu head "to take a chance and prevent this grave danger."
Cabinet vote comes after Netanyahu and Bennett reach overnight coalition compromise.
By ZACK PYZER,JPOST.COM STAFF
A military secretary will begin briefing the security cabinet from Monday as Litzman mediates a solution to avert the mounting crisis. The vote to expand the government will go ahead on Monday.
By ZACK PYZER
Former ministers from across the political spectrum came out in favor of education minister's demand that security cabinet members be briefed regularly by a military secretary.
Survey finds Margalit gaining in support, Yacimovich leading Labor primary polls.
Likud MK went straight to work in his first days as coalition chairman, sending a letter Tuesday telling MKs truancy will not be tolerated.
Zionist Union leader compares himself to Herzl in speech to Knesset plenum.
By LAHAV HARKOV,GIL HOFFMAN
"I've conducted countless processes of negotiations. It takes an effort, and there are always crises and blow-ups. Don't lose hope," said PM Netanyahu.
By GIL HOFFMAN,NIV ELIS
The reason she was leaving, she says, is because the talks did not include a commitment to the social causes she has fought for in her seven years as an MK.
“We are very happy about the decision to close the gaps with the Beduin sector,” Zidan Kaabiya, head of Forum of Northern Beduin Council tells Post
"Thousands of survivors don’t take advantage of their financial rights under the law and existing programs," says Spring for Holocaust Survivors
Liberman said that Netanyahu was feeling pressure because it is no longer possible to expand his narrow, 61-MK coalition.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Jeremy Saltan declares his candidacy for a spot on the seven-member Bayit Yehudi central committee presidential board.
As part of the plan, the maximum income requirement for receiving additional income support and alimony will be increased.
Rumors are seen as part of pressure campaign by Netanyahu against United Torah Judaism, which is threatening to leave coalition over compromises the PM made regarding the Western Wall.
The party’s threat is the culmination of more than a month of seething anger among the haredi political and rabbinic leadership over the agreement to create a pluralist prayer area.
Controversial MK suspension bill heads to first vote.
Secret tapes plagued them both but one managed to finesse a pardon.
Edelman’s latest global poll includes Israel for the first time.
Two rebels can be enough to destabilize the narrow, 61-seat coalition, but Smotrich and Hazan’s act of protest had little impact.
It is a strange irony in Israel that the better a government is faring in the polls, the more likely there is to be an election.
Proposal states that any anyone who did not become an employee of the state after moving to Israel would get a state-sponsored pension increase of 2% of average salary in market.
In addition to being prime minister, Netanyahu is currently minister of foreign affairs, the economy, interior, communications, and regional cooperation.
Kulanu has insisted that any measures be made in parallel with legislation that increases access to recreational activities on Shabbat.
A bill aimed at exposing foreign states’ aid to political causes is likely to intensify the private foreign funding that has been helping divide Israel for 40 years.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Netanyahu says he would not deal with the vacancies created by the departure of former interior minister Silvan Shalom until after the Likud vote on February 23.
The Knesset’s top priority for 2017 should be to restore
the Israeli public’s belief in its political institutions.
By YOHANAN PLESNER
Almost 70 years after making aliya, former defense minister Moshe Arens says time is on Israel’s side and that the Jewish state is the biggest success story of all time.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
Breaking the Silence is a dove with an olive branch pointing the way to a new and better future
By ILAN BARUCH
Every year 2,000 or so government resolutions are passed in the Knesset, but few are carried out.
By SARAH LEIBOVITZ-DAR
We really have to do better than this.
By PAMELA PELED
A street vendor, nicknamed in the Moroccan media as "The Baghrir (Moroccan pancake) vendor Umm Fatiha," committed self-immolation after a Kenitra police officer confiscated her stall.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
US company refused to give the Egyptian government the ability to spy on users, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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The incitement coming from The Left and mostly the incitement coming from the Right left me startled and shocked.
By YEHUDA LEIBLER
In other words, the government paid its own MKs over a quarter of a billion shekels to vote for its budget.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Countries throughout the world make use of special dates to celebrate their origins, in order to strengthen their national identity and the legitimacy of their government.
By ELIE PODEH
Few people have anything good to say about ‘old politics.’
By DANNY ORBACH
Do we really believe that a thoughtful society can exist without a commitment to nuance, without celebrating the grays in a world increasingly colored only in blacks and whites?
By DANIEL GORDIS
A government that cannot make space for introspection, for self-critique, for engaging with social flaws is a government that will lead Israel to doom.
It seems that present day politicians enjoy playing their game of musical chairs, especially when there are enough chairs to go around and no one is left without a seat.
By SHMUEL SHIMSHONI
Netanyahu saved his government by this "volte farce," but it may yet prove to be a pyrrhic victory.
By ISI LEIBLER
In a well ordered regime, the public gives you the power to rule, for better or worse.
Bad laws don’t make good NGOs
By ILAN EVYATAR
The lack of transparency in Weinstein’s work makes it difficult to evaluate whether he did his job properly.
By GUY LURIE
Big governments today, dominating GDP accounts, wield much the same economic power as that of the monarchies of old.
By ALEX BENEDYK